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Every trading day, Numbers By Barron's breaks down the market's most important stories into three essential numbers.
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Americans spent a record amount on Cyber Monday. Roughly 18% of American workers have returned to offices. And Airbnb's IPO next week kicks off a busy week of companies going public. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
The Dow Jones, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 are on a tear. Slack shares gain with news of Salesforce deal. And Covid-19 hospitalizations hit a record high. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
Despite the drop, it's the busiest U.S. airports have been since the pandemic first hit in March. Zoom Video Communications' quarterly sales grew 300% compared with the same quarter last year. And Tesla hits a $544 billion stock-market valuation. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
One of the consequences of the pandemic is that people have spread out more of their holiday shopping across the entire season. First-time unemployment claims increase. And new home sales jumped in October. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied even as coronavirus cases surged across the U.S. and Europe. People are buying homes at a faster rate during the pandemic. And oil prices have recovered to pre-Covid levels. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
A financing deal for Cineworld U.K. could help save the movie theater industry. Gap shares are up, despite quarterly results that are expected to disappoint. And mergers and acquisitions are back. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
2.3 million mortgage borrowers are now more than 90 days late on a payment. The average yearly wage was highest in Silicon Valley. And the U.S. businesses service sector saw revenue fall 4.8% by the third quarter of 2020. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
First-time filing for unemployment claims in California are back to pre-pandemic levels. America's biggest retailers continue to profit from Covid-19. And 2020 will see the biggest increase in U.S. wind power capacity ever. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
American hotels are facing an existential crisis without additional government aid. The world's households, nonfinancial businesses, and governments will owe $210 trillion by the end of 2020. 12 million jobless Americans are at risk of losing access to unemployment benefits by the end of the year. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
Spending at bars and restaurants fell in October, the first monthly decline since April. American production of vehicles and parts has dropped, despite demand. The spread between BBB- and A-rated bonds has tightened. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
Copper is currently at its highest price since June 2018. Aggregate financing for the real economy is on the rise in China. But Chinese retail spending is down. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
It's been a good year for essential businesses that sell hardware supplies, consumer staples, and automotive parts. Walmart's stock has gained 28% in 2020. And the Russell 2000 Value Index has surged 14% since October. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
63 Russell 3000 companies have declared a special dividend so far this year. Nike's years-long focus on selling online and through its app has given the company a boost. And Disney+ has 74 million subscribers - but not much revenue per subscriber. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
The S&P 500 has risen 10% since the start of the year. Boeing's aircraft order backlog takes a hit. And Disney is expected to report a loss for the quarter. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
The S&P 500 has gained at least 10% in six trading days through Monday. E-commerce giant Alibaba's Singles Day is set to break records. But Beyond Meat takes a tumble. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
Pfizer and BioNTech announced their vaccine was more than 90% effective at combating Covid-19. McDonald's same store sales drop 2.2%. And Berkshire Hathaway spends $9 billion on stock buybacks. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
Quantitative easing measures from the Federal Reserve are impacting stock indexes. Americans' revolving debt hits 4.9%. And Hershey has worked hard to ensure strong sales in spite of the pandemic. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
Despite new offerings like private watch parties, movie-theater chain Cinemark's revenue drops 96%. The U.S. counted 107,872 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday. And Denmark's mink industry faces a major blow. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
American oil companies are having a big impact on the overall high-yield bond index. Controversial California ballot proposition 22 passes after Uber and Lyft spend $200 million in marketing. And Colorado voters pass a proposition that could mark the beginning of big change for paid family leave. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
Malaysia experienced the biggest percentage increase in foreign investor holdings of its government debt of all emerging markets. A survey measuring sentiment among American farm owners trends positive. But small businesses continue to be hit hard by the pandemic. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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